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Mary, A Mother Who Is There To Assist Us

I was given a physical sign that my prayer had been heard...

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Mary, A Mother Who Is There To Assist Us

I was given a physical sign that my prayer had been heard...

By Allie Williams

Summary: The day before a big move, I was praying that I would be a "good enough" parent to our children as our family was moving. The Blessed Virgin gave our family a physical sign that she heard my prayer.

Keywords: Answered Prayer, Blessed Virgin Mary, Intercession, Assistance, Protection, Parenting, Statue

Fifteen years ago our family moved from the only home our children knew. I was busy packing inside while they were spending their last moments playing in the yard with their friends, burying a Time Capsule filled with Barbie shoes and Legos. I was watching them out the kitchen window crying and feeling sorry for myself re: the move. I prayed that I would be a "good enough" mother to help the children adjust. I asked for graces to help me. All at once the kids stopped digging and got very excited. They raced back into the house and shoved a dirt encrusted statue of Mary in my face. "Where did that come from?" But as I examined the statue I felt an overwhelming peace and certainty. It was as if I heard our Blessed Mother say, "You have NEVER done this alone before, you silly girl. I've been by your side. You've watched over the children from the window and I've been out in the back yard for all these years. We've held the children securely between us and I won't leave them or you now." I cleaned up the 6 inch tan plastic statue and put it in the box I was packing to be opened a few days later in our new home. I didn't re-bury the statue in the new place but rather sat her on the new kitchen counter where I could be reminded that the BVM is there for me to "consult" re: parenting moments. The statue was a physical sign of the continued protection and intercession we are always receiving. I can not imagine how the tiny statue bubbled up out of the earth, after we had lived in the house for 10 years, at the VERY moment I was crying out for HELP! The little statue is my most special answered prayer.

Signature ImageSignature: Allie Williams

Portsmouth, Ohio

E-Mail jalliewilliams(at)yahoo(dot)com

Postscript: The author notes that "A full description of the story was published in 'Voices Women for Faith and Family' April '08. It can be seen at http://www.wf-f.org/08-2-Williams.html"


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